Short Courses 2020-2022

Current schedule of Short Courses run by the School of Health and Related Research.


We are currently working on plans to deliver some of our short courses online. Please keep checking this page for further updates.

Our current program of short courses is below, but if you are interested in something not listed below, or would like to discuss us bringing one of our courses to you, please contact ScHARR Short Course Unit to discuss a bespoke course. 

All courses offer an early bird rate (EBR - a discount price of at least £100!) for booking before the given date. You can also get group booking discounts of 20% for bookings of four or more people (booking on to the same course, at the same time), please contact ScHARR Short Course Unit to discuss further.

Short Courses 2020-2021 schedule

How to Understand Statistics in Research (NEW) Wednesday, 27th - Friday, 29th January 2021
Real World Evaluations: Ten Key Principles for Evaluating Complex Health and Social Interventions Tuesday 2nd - Wednesday 3rd February 2021
How to Quickly Synthesise Research Tuesday 9th February 2021
An Introduction to using Social Media to Communicate Research Tuesday 23rd February 2021
An Advanced Guide to using Social Media and the Web to Communicate and Measure your Research Impact Wednesday 24th February 2021
Developing Complex Interventions to Improve Health (NEW for 2021) Wednesday 17th March 2021
Introduction to Stata Tuesday, 23rd March 2021
ScHARR Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis Tuesday, 27th - Thursday, 29th April 2021
Introduction to 'R' Tuesday 4th May 2021
The Identification and Review of Evidence to Inform Cost Effectiveness Models Thursday, 6th May 2021
The Application of Psychometrics for Measuring Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Part 1 Monday, 24th - Tuesday, 25th May 2021
The Application of Psychometrics for Assessing Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Part 2 Wednesday, 26th- Friday, 28th May 2021
Rapid Review Methods Wednesday, 16th June 2021
Cluster Randomised Trials Design and Analysis (NEW) Friday, 18th June 2021
Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment Monday, 21st - Tuesday, 22nd June 2021
Mixed-methods Approaches To Evidence Research in Europe (MASTERIE) Thursday, 1st - Friday, 2nd July 2021
Systematic Approaches to Searching for Evidence (NEW) TBC
Scoping Reviews, Mapping Reviews and Evidence Gap Maps (NEW for 2021) Thursday, 8th July 2021
Introduction to Meta-analysis (NEW for 2021) Tuesday, 13th - Wednesday, 14th July 2021

Short Courses 2021-2022 schedule

Evidence Synthesis of Qualitative Research in Europe (ESQUIRE) 2021 Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th September 2021
How to Critically Appraise Research Tuesday, 21st September 2021
Designing Qualitative Research with Randomised Controlled Trials (NEW) Tuesday, 28th September 2021
An Introduction to the Diversity of Qualitative Research Methods (Previously ERA) Tuesday, 5th October 2021
Qualitative Research Methods: Advanced Theory and Practice (Previously ERA) Wednesday, 6th October 2021
Advanced Simulation Methods Tuesday, 19th - Thursday, 21st October 2021
Introduction to Adaptive Designs with Application (2 days) NEW COURSE Tuesday, 8th - Wednesday, 9th November 2021

Coronavirus Update July 2020

Following government advice, and in accordance with university policy, all ScHARR Short courses scheduled up to the end of December 2020, have been cancelled. All current delegates booked on to these courses have already been directly contacted to advise of the situation.  All courses have been rescheduled for 2021, and our ScHARR Short Courses Schedule has the most up to date information.

About the School of Health and Related Research

We are an International Centre of Excellence for Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Health Economics and Decision Modelling, Health Services Research and Public Health. We have over 20 years’ experience of providing worldwide knowledge transfer activities in the health and social care sector.

We recognise the pressures of studying and working at the same time. Short courses offer a flexible and alternative approach that can be completed to suit your work schedule. We offer variety in our portfolio of learning that will help you develop new analytical skills, in-depth disciplinary knowledge and the capacity to deploy critical thinking, all of which are essential to work effectively in health related organisations in a globalised world.

Knowledge Exchange (KE) allows us to utilise the impact of ScHARR’s research by applying our expert knowledge and skills in the real world of health and social care. Our support covers private industry, public and third sectors as well as other policy, decision-making and academic collaborations in health.